What is Home Networking?
EarthLink Home Networking links the computers and peripherals (printers, scanners, disk drives, etc.) in your home. You can swap files between computers, share a printer, and access the Internet at high speed from multiple locations. It also includes a tech-supported firewall and a wireless encryption system to protect your network from unauthorized wireless access.
Why should I buy this from EarthLink instead of a retail store?
You can absolutely go to a “big box” retailer and search for the individual components it takes to set up home networking, but EarthLink supplies you with everything, including service, the router, adapters, and support. Our experts will help you design the perfect network for your home, and you will have technical specialists available to you 24 hours a day.
Can EarthLink support my network even if I purchased a router somewhere else?
Of course we can! EarthLink can provide connection assistance and support for your network, even if you did not purchase your equipment from us. To learn more, call 1.800.327.8454 today to speak with one of our Home Networking Experts.
What kind of Home Networking does EarthLink offer?
EarthLink has 3 types of Home Networking: Wireless, Ethernet, and PowerLine™.
- Wireless Home Networking (Wi-Fi) uses low-frequency radio waves to transmit data between computers and other electronic devices. (up to 300Mbps)
- Ethernet Home Networking connects each computer and peripheral device via hard-wired, high-performance cables.
- PowerLine Home Networking uses your home’s electrical outlets and electrical wiring to connect your computers to the network, turning every electrical outlet in your home into a high-speed link to the Internet. (up to 85Mbps)
Will the router become obsolete in a few months?
Nope! Your EarthLink router includes free software upgrades and product enhancements. And you will be able to easily download upgrades through your EarthLink High Speed Internet connection!